Is Summer stressful for working moms?


My colleague Terre and I have a great friendship and can banter about our similarities and differences in a fun way that allows us to be ourselves.  I value our friendship.  I must say when I read her last couple postings on how moms should “relax this summer”, well, I thought that was great….if you’re Terre:)  I wrote the following and she encouraged me to post it asap.  What if you’re working and you don’t necessarily have that same level of flexibility?  Let’s get a few things straight.  Every Mother is a Working Mother.  I get that.  We have cute…

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A New Definition of Motherhood…Are you In?


Recently I’ve been reading alot of research on motherhood for an upcoming book I’m co authoring.   In the midst of the studies the continued stress placed upon mothers is ever present.  No matter which road we go down, we are likely to step on the landmines of guilt, imperfection and even shame.   Recognizing the pitfalls in my own motherhood journey, the thought came to me that we need a new definition of motherhood.  Today’s ideals are largely based upon last generation’s dogma, methodolgy and culture.  Our mothers did not have children growing up with the internet.  They did…

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Pets, Kids and Motherhood – A Vet’s Perspective


Pets are apart of so many families lives. We asked  Dr. Cheryl Sammons – mom and veterinarian – her opinions on pets, kids and motherhood. Cheryl Sammons, DVM Dr. Sammons is the owner of South Franklin Animal Hospital in Franklin, Tennessee.   1.  What three things do you wish every mom would know about animals?  Moms need to know that it does not matter how old your kids are, a dog or pet is ultimately your responsibility 100%; do not feel guilty because the pet will love you {mom} the most of anyone in the house; and having pet hair on every…

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Single Moms Need a Tribe


Most little girls grew up believing the fairy tale: You meet Mr. Right, and soon after, start having kids. But what if Mr. Right never comes along or what if he shows up but things just don’t work out. What if things don’t go as planned? Today, we want to applaud all the single hard working moms out there. We know you have your hands full and then some. Take a moment to breathe today and remind yourself that you are not alone. “Its progress not perfection.” That is what No Mommy’s Perfect strives to remind all moms! A single…

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